Faster clearance at US airports for Singaporeans

Eligible Singaporeans can now use automated kiosks at 47 airports in the United States to clear immigration and Customs more quickly. Under the United States of America-Singapore Trusted Traveller Programme, eligible US passport- holders can also apply for the use

Posted in What's New

Beware of Hidden Credit Card Charges

The issue of extra charges is prevalent not only with overseas credit card transactions but can also arise with transactions on local websites with an “.sg” suffix, where payments are processed overseas (“Riding with Uber? Read fine print on extra

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The Infamous Alice Fong Incident

To recap, Alice Fong said these hurtful stuff to Png’s manager: “If he’s (Png) deaf, ask him don’t work, go home and sleep. Just ask the Government to feed him, go and be a beggar! I don’t care, he took my food!”

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore, Ugly Singaporeans

To the government: Don’t tell Limpeh what to say

“Like many other Singaporean netizens, I think the government should be less concerned about what comes out of my mouth. Instead, they should tackle the root cause of declining English language standards in Singapore. TMG’s Bertha Henson rightly points to

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore

Legitimacy of An Opposition MP and abuse of civil services for political mileage – The HDB Saga (Part 3)

“If Ms (Silvia) Lim has any such evidence of wrongdoing, you can let me know, and I guarantee you I will follow up. I will be the last person to ever allow the PA to be politicised.” – Chan Choon

Posted in Dirty Politics

Fake insurance claims soar

“Be aware that your claims are properly investigated. For instance, insurers check through past claims history to see if there is a pattern. Insurers also maintain a list of customers who have chalked up frequent questionable claims. They then share

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore

SingTel v StarHub: It gets curiouser and curiouser

Singapore – Welcome to the Alice in Wonderland world of cable television. Where red is green, the ball is not round and rules are not what they seem. That’s how it feels right now with the twists and turns in

Posted in Articles and Speeches, Han Fook Kwang

The Art of Becoming Rich by Li Ka Shing

Came across this excellent article by Li Ka Shing in my newspaper collection, wish I know these basic principles much earlier in life. Full text here and here. Source: The Straits Times, 2 Aug 2014

Posted in Articles and Speeches

The disgusting habit we have in hawker centres

Other than another annoying “A unique Singapore anti-social behaviour: “choping” with tissue packs“, the not-return-your-own-tray after finished your tray is another bad traits of Singaporeans and residents alike. Read more “The disgusting habit we have in hawker centres“: “IF THERE’S

Posted in Ugly Singaporeans

Lee Kuan Yew would have been distressed by the hero-worship at one year anniversary following his death

Background story behind why the following post did not appear on Dr. Lee Wei Ling’s regular article on Straits Times but on her Facebook page instead. Lee Kuan Yew would have been distressed by the hero-worship at one year anniversary

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My favourite quote today

"I am afraid the cruise ship is over capacity limit, and it used to be a luxury cruise ship. The designer’s claim that it is not sinkable, the name is Titanic. There are not enough life boats, no preparation or provision for failure. Thank you Mr Goh for reminding us." - Low Thia Khiang

"Till today, I am still puzzled by why the PAP cannot fight a fair election without gerrymandering, abusing the GRC system, basically, making sure they enter into a boxing ring with an opponent who is expected to fight them with hands tied behind the back. There is a reason why bullies are not popular in schools. Why not be the school prefect?" - Alvinology

"The question to ask is what lies at the root of the discontent or the disengagement between the G and the people. I am going to stick my neck out and say that it is ministerial salaries. I consider it the root of all evil. Serious. It reduces what should be a social compact into a business contract. " - Bertha Henson